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Droll stories collected from the abbeys of Touraine

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: London : Priv. Print., [pref. 1874]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Honoré de Balzac
OCLC Number: 7326996
Notes: "The first English version ever brought before the public"--Translator's pref.
At head of title: "Balzac's Contes drolatiques."
Description: viii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Fair imperia --
Venial sin --
King's sweetheart --
Devil's heir --
Merrie jests of King Louis the eleventh --
High constable's wife --
Maid of Thilouse --
Brother-in-arms --
Vicar of Azay-le-Rideau --
Reproach --
Three clerks of St. Nicholas --
Continence of King Francis the first --
Merry tattle of the nuns of Poissy --
How the Château d'Azay came to be built --
False courtesan --
Danger of being too innocent --
Dear night of love --
Sermon of the merry vicar of Meudon --
Succubus --
Despair in love --
Perserverance in love --
Concerning a provost who did not recognize things --
About the monk Amador, who was a glorious Abbot of Turpenay --
Bertha the penitent --
How the pretty maid of Portillon convinced her judge --
In which it is demonstrated that fortune is always feminine --
Concerning a poor man who was called Le Vieux par-Chemins --
Odd sayins of three pilgrims --
Innocence --
Fair imperia married.
Other Titles: Contes drolatiques.
Droll stories.
Responsibility: Balzac ; translated into English, complete and unabridged ; with forty-eight illustrations by A. Robida.

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